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Times Echo and Life / Uttoxeter

August 15, 2019

Pavements are obstructed with overgrown hedges

AN APPEAL has been made for an authority to tend to overgrown pathways in a town. The call comes from a resident of Uttoxeter, who wishes to remain anonymous, who contacted the Times & Echo with his concerns over overgrown hedges in Pinfold Street. He said: “I usually walk to St Mary's Church from 'Birdland' down the popular route of Balance Hill across the railway crossing and up Pinfold Street.

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August 15, 2019

Head shave helps charity smash £1,000 fundraising target

A CHARITY shop employee underwent a head-shave last Wednesday for a cause that helps children who suffer with mental health illness.  Aaron Pointer from Uttoxeter’s Barnardo’s branch took to the shaver as part of the charity’s fund-raising season in aid of SOLAR, the specialist service for kids with mental health difficulties.   A 'Guess The Bear' competition also ran at the charity shop from July to August with car washes and basic sales also raising money for the cause. 

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August 15, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after burglary

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in East Staffordshire. The incident happened a couple of weeks ago in Uttoxeter town centre and Staffordshire Police have released an image to help with their enquiries into the incident which involved £250 in cash being stolen.

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August 8, 2019

Cash boost for cadets thanks to RBL

A YOUTH organisation has had a cash boost thanks to a community fund-raising group. Uttoxeter Army Cadets have recently been presented with £500 by the Royal British Legion. The funds are set to help pay for new equipment at the unit. The Army Cadet Force has been part of the East Staffordshire town for more than 70 years. The national organisation has been around since 1859, and has the motto of 'Inspire to Achieve.'

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August 8, 2019

Food bank appeals for donations

A FOODBANK in East Staffordshire said it is currently low on stock primarily due to a supermarket halting its collection for the local organisation. The Uttoxeter Foodbank run by Renew Church, has provided food and toiletries for “needy-families” in and around the town since 2015. However, the resource said it is currently “running low on certain items” with this “primarily down to ASDA supermarket no longer collecting for our local food bank in their store.”

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August 1, 2019

Knight in Slimming World armour reaches semi finals

A 58-YEAR-OLD from East Staffordshire made it to the semi-finals of a national weight-loss competition after losing 12 stone and 13 pounds. Steven Knight, from Abbots Bromley, reached the semi-finals of Slimming World's 'Man of the Year 2019' after slashing his weight from 26 stone and nine pounds to 13 stone and ten pounds. Steven, who attends Slimming World classes in Uttoxeter, said: “I was encouraged to join Slimming World by my two daughters Lynne and Sally.

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July 25, 2019

Uttoxeter resident reaches 100 milestone

A RESIDENT from East Staffordshire celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday as five generations of family came together to mark the occasion. Emily Rawlinson, who lives at Hermitage Residential Home in Uttoxeter, had a relaxing day with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and also had a special visit from the Uttoxeter Town Mayor Sue McGarry, in the afternoon. Born in Stone, Emily spent most of her life in Birmingham where she worked her way up to becoming the manager of an adult training centre for mentally and physically handicapped people before retiring aged 65.

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July 25, 2019

Shopper saves man’s life in supermarket

AN ALERT member of an East Staffordshire community group saved a man's life after he collapsed in a supermarket last Tuesday afternoon. Kerry Tillson, an adult instructor of the Uttoxeter Army Cadets, was out shopping with her partner when a middle-aged man suffered a seizure in Uttoxeter's Asda, on July 16. The qualified first aid instructor rushed to help the gentleman by putting him in the recovery position whilst another customer called 999, relaying information to the ambulance service.

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July 18, 2019

Town hall to increase security after vandalism

NUMEROUS incidents of vandalism on a town hall in East Staffordshire has prompted action from the town council. Three incidents in May have prompted Uttoxeter Town Council, who are situated at Uttoxeter Town Hall in the High Street, to up their security of the building following the damage. Graffiti was found on the town hall in May, and then on May 25 a young person gained access to the balcony of the building after climbing up the front of the building, having to be rescued by firefighters, with police also in attendance at the incident.

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July 4, 2019

Mad hatters at community tea party

A COMMUNITY came together at the weekend to celebrate the experiences they share and make new memories. A Mad Hatters Tea Party took place at The Globe Foundation in Uttoxeter on Saturday, June 29. The event, which had received a financial helping hand via the West Midlands Mayor’s Community Weekend initiative, was aimed at celebrating community volunteers in the local area.

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June 27, 2019

Youngsters plant out in the park

SCHOOL children have been helping to spruce up their town with a green-fingered activity. The annual Uttoxeter in Bloom 'Plant Out at the Park' took place last Wednesday. The gardening initiative at the Bramshall Road Recreation Ground had been scheduled to take place this year on June 11, but was put back until June 19 due to weather conditions.

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June 27, 2019

Deliberate fire at farm barn

A FIRE at a farm barn in an East Staffordshire village was deliberate – say fire service officials. The fire broke out at a building on a farm off Quee Lane in Marchington, near Uttoxeter, in the early hours of Sunday morning. An investigation later on in the day has revealed that the fire had been caused deliberately.

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